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Leap Forward Editing &
Web Design

Professional Editing & 
Web Design Services.

"The first draft is black and white.

Editing gives the story color."

                                    - Emma Hill

All writing begins with a blank page and a good idea, but it doesn’t end there. Sometimes transforming an idea into words in a way that’s not only organized and compelling but also correct, can prove to be difficult. Let me review your work with “new eyes” and help you transform a good idea into the next great article, blog post, essay, or novel.

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Developmental Editing
Your words, just organized.

Let’s work together to transform your great ideas into engaging literary content. You write, and I’ll act as your behind-the-scenes guide, navigating you through common writing pitfalls. I’ll help you organize your thoughts and ideas to formulate a writing style that is focused, consistent, and all your own.

Copy Editing
Elevating your content.

I’ll review your literary work with a keen critical eye to ensure that it is accurate, consistent, well organized, and free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Final review and revision.

You’re almost there. Let me be your last line of defense against typos, misplaced punctuations and layout issues. I’ll give your work the polished, professional look it needs before publication.

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Ghost Writing
When you just can't find the words.

You have the idea, and you know exactly what you want to say, but you just can't figure out how to say it. Let me turn your thoughts and ideas into compelling text that's written in your voice.

How much does editing cost?

Proofreading...$0.02/word-Min. Cost-$20

Copy Editing...$0.04/word-Min. Cost-$40

Developmental Editing...$0.07/word-Min.Cost-$70

Combo of all 3...$0.10/word-Min. Cost-$100

Ghostwriting...$0.12/word-Min. Cost-$120

Minimum prices are based on 1000 words. 

Please note that there is a fine line between developmental editing and ghost writing. Sometimes during the editing process a writer realizes that they need a little more help than they originally thought in order to bring their vision to life. When this happens a bit of ghost writing may be necessary to put their ideas together.

Therefore, if the word count increases to more than 200 written words (per 1000 words) from the original text due to editing, ghostwriting fees will apply to each additional word. 

Schedule your FREE 15 min consultation to discuss your next project.
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Logo & Web Design

Every great business, blog or book idea needs an even better logo and web design to promote it. That's where I come in. 

Let me take your great idea and turn it into a relevant, eye catching and marketable design that will show the world who you are and draw them to where you are.

Check Out Some of My Previous Web Designs.
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Logo Design
How much does logo and web design cost?

Logo Design - $100

Website Design - Starting at $350 for a landing page with 3 sections.

Each website is unique. Contact me to discuss your needs.


NOTE: All websites are created exclusively on the Wix platform.

New to Wix?

Whether you’re promoting your business, showcasing your work, opening your store or starting a blog—you can do it all with Wix, which has all the tools to create a high-quality website.


With Wix, I can create a professional business suite to promote and manage your business—all in one place. E-commerce, booking services, a blog, it has it all. Generate leads and drive conversions with Email Marketing, Facebook Ads, Landing Pages and customer management tools. Then track your success and make data-driven decisions on how to improve with Wix Analytics.

Schedule your free 15 min consultation to discuss how I can turn your terrific idea into a logo and website you'll love.


"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."

- Maya Angelou


Deborah Mortimer

I am an author, attorney, and self-proclaimed wordsmith.  While majoring in psychology and English in college, I often moonlighted as a writer and editor for both undergraduate and graduate students. Since becoming an attorney, some 16 years ago, I have worked as a professional legal ghost-writer and editor for many attorneys and as an online legal copy editor, in addition to providing other legal services. My honed editing skills now extend to providing editing services for writers of mainly non-fiction, informational, self-help and motivational work in all mediums, with a focus on transforming writers' big ideas into engaging, readable text.


I am an avid reader with a love of both fiction and historical novels.  In my spare time, I love writing poetry and short stories on my blog. I also am a children's book author, self-publishing coach and owner of Leap Forward Publishing, LLC.



     "I am so in love with my new website!!! It's so vibrant, fun, and whimsical! A perfect reflection of my brand. I've seen Deborah’s previous work on other websites, but had no idea that mine would turn out so prefect!

     I hired Deborah to update my website and also create my Media Kit. She exceeded ALL of my expectations. Her attention to detail and the creative touches that she added to my website, make it something spectacular. 

    Deborah dedicated so much time and effort into my project, and I am so happy that I found her! I write and sell children's books, but honestly I'm more excited about showing off my new website and having potential customers tell me how amazing it looks! 

    Thanks Deborah!"


Shanita Allen

Author of the Let's Go Dreaming Children's Book Series

       "I recently had the opportunity to participate in an anthology. As a first time author, I was looking for someone to help me with editing that would be honest in their feedback, but still help me tell my story. 

       Deborah is the person I chose for the assignment; however, what I got in return was so much more. 

       Through email and several personal connections over the phone, she helped me bring life, and color to parts of my story that were a bit grey. After getting my edits back from her, I was wowed and wanted to read more of my own story. 

      She provided 5 star service  with communication and keeping me up to date throughout the process. In addition, she met all deliverables with deadlines of the project completion.

     If you’re looking for someone to provide honest feedback, help you with clear transitions, and help you tell your story that keeps the reader wanting more, I highly recommend, Deborah."


Tamika McTier

Host of the Podcast, Ageless Conversations

   “When it came time to write my book, I knew I needed an editor who understood my context, the tone I wanted to tell the story in, and who was a boss at grammar.  Deborah did all that and more.  Some of the chapters took a while to get right, but she knew the right questions to ask to get me thinking deeper.  I often write like the reader knows my experience, but Deborah knows how to edit so that the reader can get the full understanding of the message I wish to convey.  The book reads beautifully because of the work she put in.  Her dedication and commitment to the task are impeccable.”


Joanna Daniel


   “Deborah helped me professionally develop and edit my E-book for my audience to better appreciate it. It was easy and great working with her every step of the way. She went above and beyond in suggesting what did and didn’t work. I would certainly use her services again. I also highly recommend that anyone looking for a professional to help them write, need look no further. Reach out to her, as the value you’ll get is abundantly worth it.”


Kenneth S.


Real Estate Investor


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